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Gangtey-Gogona-Khotokha soft trek

Khotokha Primary School, Bhutan

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    Duration

    9 days 8 nights

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    Location

    Bhutan, Paro, Thimphu, Wangdue, Gangtey

OVERVIEW TOUR

Highlights of Gangtey – Khotokha – Soft Trek
Paro : Taktsang monastery (Tiger’s Nest), Drukgyel Dzong ruins, Kyichu Lhakhang, Rinpung Dzong.
Thimphu : School of Fine Arts, Zandog Pelri , Changgangkha temples, King’s Memorial Chorten, Tashichhodzong.
Gangtey : Pele La pass , Gangtey valley , Gangtey valley , Nyingmapa.

This is a soft trek and is best to do all the year around.

ITINERARY

Arrive in Paro by Druk Air flight. During this flight, you will experience breathtaking views of Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga and other Himalayan peaks including the sacred Chomolhari and Mt. Jichu Drake in Bhutan. On arrival at Paro our representative will meet you outside the arrival hall and escort you to your hotel. After lunch visit Ta-dzong, the museum. Evening walk around the town.

Stay overnight in Paro.
This morning after breakfast follow the winding road beside the Pa Chu (Chu means river) down stream to its confluence with the Wang Chu, then up-valley to Thimphu, the capital. Check into the hotel on arrival. After lunch visit the King's Memorial Chorten. Here the faithful circumambulate the shrine dedicated to the Late King, counting their prayer beads as they walk.

Stay overnight in Thimphu.
After an early breakfast take the scenic drive on the mountain route towards the former Capital of Bhutan passing through Dochu la Pass (Alt. 10,000 ft). On a clear day one gets stunning views of Himalayan ranges. Descend to Wangdue valley and visit the Wangdue Dzong, the most picturesque in Bhutan. Rest for a while and have lunch at a good local restaurant. After lunch continue to Gangtey which will be a drive of another 3 hours. Arrive in Gangtey and pitch up the tents.

Stay overnight in camp at Gangtey.
A hike down to the river offers some good fishing and those keen can try their hand. Special permission is required for it and can be arranged. Day hike can be done in and around Gangtey valley to stretch the legs for onward trek.

Stay overnight in camp at Gangtey.
A moderate trail winds through meadows and fields, then ascends the Tsele La pass through a mixed forest of juniper, bamboo, magnolia and rhododendrons. The people of Gogona speak a language called Bjopkha, the dialect of nomads. Their life in the isolated valley has encouraged them to continue using their ancient dialect. The hike today is approx. 9.5 miles (06 - 07 hours)

Stay overnight in tents at Gogona
A gentle climb leads to Shobjula, at 11,155 ft. The descent leads to a wide valley. Today's hike is approx. 10 miles (06 - 07 hours)

Stay overnight in tents
A short ascent leads to Tashila at 9200 ft. Be sure to fill your water bottle shortly after crossing the pass, as the descent is dry. Walk down through the ever-changing vegetation into the drainage of Dang Chu.

Arrive in Wangdue, check in at the hotel and relax.

Stay overnight in Wangdue.
After breakfast drive on to Punakha Dzong viewpoint at the northern end of the valley. It was the nation's capital until 1966. The Je-Khenpo, the Head Abbot of the country and most of the monks in Thimphu occupy this Dzong throughout the winter. Later drive back to Paro enroute visiting the 108 stupas dedicated to His Majesty the King by her Majesty the Queen Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuk.

Stay overnight in Paro.
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport in time to connect to the flight for onward destination

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Rs.0,00 9 days 8 nights

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